House of Commons debates

Thursday, 25 July 1985

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    (MR. SPEAKER in the Chair)

  • Oral Answers to Questions

    • National Finance

    • Inflation

      15 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the range of estimates he has received from major outside forecasters for the likely rate of inflation by the end of 1985.

      Company Car Tax

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received advocating a revision of the present limit of 1·8 litres for company car tax purposes to 2 litres.

      Public Expenditure

      12 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is planning any changes in the level of public expenditure.

      International Monetary Fund

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to attend a meeting of the interim committee of the International Monetary Fund.

      Personal Taxation

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the lowest income at which a single person with only a personal allowance is currently paying less income tax than in 1978–79.

      Johnson Matthey Bankers

      11 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what further discussions he has had with the Bank of England concerning Johnson Matthey Bankers.

      Customs and Excise Office, Wick

      8 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to the future of the present Customs and Excise area office at Wick.

      Black Economy

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the most recent estimate of the percentage of national income represented by the black economy.

      Exchange Rate

      14 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about the exchange rate.

      Interest Rates

      10 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the impact of the current levels of interest rates on inflation.

      National Wealth

      8 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the overall change in the level of the nation's wealth since 1979.

      Interest Rates

      11 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will next be having discussions with the Governor of the Bank of England about interest rates; and if he will make a statement.

      National Economic Development Council

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next intends to meet the National Economic Development Council to discuss the management of the economy.

      European Monetary System

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the Confederation of British Industry in 1985 on the United Kingdom joining the European exchange rate mechanism.

      Prime Minister

      Engagements

      36 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 25 July.

  • Business of the House

    86 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House to state the business for the first week after the summer Adjournment?

  • Rate Support Grant (England)

    88 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement about local government finance for 1986–87. It contains my proposals for the rate support grant settlement for England, and my...

  • Rate Support Grant (Wales)

    23 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about my proposals for the 1986–87 rate support grant settlement for Wales. Local councils have begun to plan their budgets for...

  • Liverpool City Council

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 10, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    Order. I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: 1. Finance Act 1985.2. Appropriation Act...

  • Social Security

    59 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1985, which was laid before this House on 5th July, be approved. I understand, Mr. Speaker that it would be for the...

    • Supplementary Benefit

      Resolved,That the draft Supplementary Benefit (Requirements) Amendment and Up-rating Regulations 1985, which were laid before this House on 8th July, be approved.That the draft Supplementary...

    • Child Benefit

      Resolved.That the draft Child Benefit (Up-Rating) Regulations 1985, which were laid before this House on 5th July. be approved. —[Mr. Newton.]

      Family Income Supplement

      Resolved,That the draft Family Income Supplements (Computation) Regulations 1985, which were laid before this House on 5th July, be approved. —[Mr. Newton.]

      Housing Benefit

      Resolved,That the draft Housing Benefits (Increase of Needs Allowances) Regulations 1985, which were laid before this House on 5th July, be approved.—[Mr. Newton.]

      Pensioners' Lump Sum Payments

      Resolved,That the draft Pensioners' Lump Sum Payments Order 1985, which was laid before this House on 5th July, be approved. —[Mr. Newton.]

      Vaccine Damage Payments

      Resolved,That the draft Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 Statutory Sum Order 1985, which was laid before this House on 22nd July, be approved.—[Mr. Newton.]

      Social Security Benefit

      Resolved,That the draft Social Security Benefit (Dependency) Amendment Regulations 1985, which were laid before this House on 22nd July, be approved.—[Mr. Newton.]

      Statutory Instruments, &C

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 79(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.)

      Electricity

      That the draft Electricity (Borrowing Powers) (Scotland) Order 1985, which was laid before this House on 9th July. he approved.

      Customs and Excise

      That the Customs Duties (ECSC) (Amendment No. 10) Order 1985 (S.I., 1985, No. 1027), a copy of which was laid before this House on 5th July, he approved.

      Town and Country Planning

      That the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) Regulations 1985, which was laid before this House on 25th June, be approved.

      Judges

      That the draft Maximum Number of Judges (Scotland) Order 1985, which was laid before this House on 1st July, be approved. —[Mr. Archie Hamilton.]

      European Community Documents

      Labelling of Beer, Cider, Perry and Wine

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 80(5) (Standing Committees on European Community Documents).That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos....

  • Arthur Bell and Sons (Guinness Takeover Bid)

    10 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Archie Hamilton.]

  • Space Technology

    5 speeches

    I am grateful for this opportunity to debate the United Kingdom space technology programme. I make that comment in no ordinary sense because the facility provided for an additional Adjournment...

  • Silloth (Travel-to-work Area)

    2 speeches

    I am grateful to you, Mr. Speaker, for scheduling the Adjournment debates today to slot in an extra one, which has given me the opportunity to raise this matter. I am grateful for the help of...

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